West Virginia Writers, Inc.Now celebrating our 40th anniversary year, West Virginia Writers, Inc. is the  largest all-volunteer, writers' resource and service organization serving literary interests in West Virginia.

We are founded on the fundamental principle that the written word is one of the most distinguishing characteristics of all human endeavors.  Our aim is to expand and develop creative writing and professional opportunities for writers and to connect the state's writers with others in the literary community and the public at large.

WV Writers sponsors both an annual writers conference and an annual writing competition.


The WV Writers Summer Conference is open for registration.  Check out our CONFERENCE PAGE for the lineup of workshops and their presenters, as well as registration information.

The WV Writers 2018 Writing Contests are now closed for entry.  The submissions will soon be sent to judges and we will announce our winners at the 2018 Summer Conference, June 8-10 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. 

Thanks to everyone who submitted, especially those who tried out Submittable for the first time.


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    1. AdminAdmin Post author


      The easiest way is to join. We send out information to our members about the conference via our newsletter and by email. However, the other easy way is to just check this website around March. We post news about both our conference and our contest there and update it as the conference approaches. The conference is always held the second weekend of June. We also always take walk-in registrants, so pre-registering is not vital to attending.

  1. Lisa Pursley

    I am interested in the fall conference, but would like to know who the presenters are and what the workshops will be about.

    1. AdminAdmin Post author

      Just updated the page with that info. Among the presenters are Marie Manilla for plot, Cat Pleska for nonfiction, Michelle James for periodical writing, Sandy Tritt on developing characters, Don Stansberry for young adult, Laura Treacy Bentley for poetry, and A.J. DeLauder for playwriting.


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